Decisions Decisions

After several weeks of travel visiting high schools and attending college fairs the Admission staff is now busy reviewing our Early Action 1 student applications, reading essays, pouring over credentials and reading letters of recommendations. Members of our faculty have joined us to review portfolios for Architecture, Visual Arts, Graphic Design and Creative Writing, while a number of our Dance students have come to campus to audition. There are two additional admission deadlines for Fall 2015: Early Action 11 (December 1) and Regular Decision (February 1). Please visit our website for details:

Winter Preview

You are welcome to visit RWU anytime, register for a tour, met with our students and staff but better yet we are offering an OPEN HOUSE on December 7th. Meet with faculty, staff and current students, take a tour of our water-front campus, speak with coaches and student athletes, learn about our overseas programs, internships and learn more about our 80+ clubs and organizations. this time… The Admission staff wishes to extend to you and your family a wonderful holiday season. Stay safe and enjoy.

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Spring 2014

Welcome to the Roger Williams University Admission blog. If you are as anxious as we are for the return of warm weather good news only 10 calendar days till Spring. This week (March 10th) our students are on Spring break, some have returned home, others chose to take vacation to warmer climates, some are involved in internships or working and a few have opted to be involved in RWU’s alternative Spring break (Swapping Sun for Service).

Admission Decisions & Accepted Student Events

In the meantime, our Admission team is continuing to make admission decisions for Fall 2014 and planning for our next Accepted Student Day programs. If you have not visited RWU before or visited us in the past consider visiting us again. We realize making a final decision of where you will be attending college in the Fall is a very important decision to make. Our Student Acceptance Days are designed for you and your family to meet our faculty, students and staff, attend sessions on internship and overseas opportunities, hear about the programs we offer that will help you transition from high school to college,  learn about our community Outreach and Engagement programs, meet our staff from our Tutorial Support Services, Student Accessibility, Student Advocacy and the University Advising Center, tour our campus, set up an individual appointment to meet with a member our Financial Aid staff and at the end of your day you are invited to attend a Presidential Reception to meet the President of RWU, Dr. Don J. Farish and his wife, Maia Farish, chat  with staff from campus services, representatives from our clubs & organization and athletic coaches. It is a great event so if you have not registered yet please visit our website at , you can register online at: or call our office at 1(800)458-7144 Ext 3500.

High School Juniors

In February we began our Spring Travel season visiting high schools, attending college fairs and mini programs in New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Washington, DC, Chicago and overseas. Contact your Guidance office to inquire if we are scheduled to be in your area or call our office at any time so we can assist you. We offer tours Monday – Thursday, 9:00, 12:30 and 2:00pm. We are also open most Saturdays (please call to verify) and offer information sessions/tours at 10:00 and 12:00pm.

You are also invited to attend one of our OPEN HOUSES in April. They are scheduled for April 16, 12:30-4:00pm and April 23rd, 12:30-4:00pm. So if you are interested you can register online.

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The final countdown (to the end of the semester)

With the end of the semester only 16 days away (when did that happen!?) all of our faculty, staff, and students are busy preparing to wrap up their Fall semesters.

Coming up this week we have our Annual Winter Illumination on Wednesday, while Dance Theatre in Concert will start on Thursday and run through Sunday.

Our Varsity sports teams are hoping to end their semesters on a strong note as our Mens Basketball, Womens Basketball, Mens Ice Hockey, Wrestling, and Mens and Womens Swimming and diving all are competing over the next two weeks.

Here in the Admission Office we are working hard to read and process all of the Early Action 1&2 applications we’ve received. If you missed our Early Action deadlines, no worries! We still have our Regular Decision deadline coming up on February 1st. In the mean time consider coming to visit us on campus over your winter break as we will be offering tours at 9 am, 12:30 pm, and 2 pm throughout the winter.


Happy holidays and go Hawks!

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The Ending of Fall Travel Season and Application Deadlines are fast approaching!!

The Ending of Fall Travel Season and Application Deadlines are fast approaching!!

It’s hard to believe that the ending of our Fall travel season is fast approaching. I have had the pleasure of visiting schools in Texas as well as the Boston and Cape area this season.

Just a few weeks ago we had our October Open House! If you were unable to attend our October Open House don’t sweat it because we have one coming up on Sunday, November 3rd from 1:00pm-5:00pm. During our Open House you will have an opportunity to meet with our dedicated faculty, admissions and financial aid counselors, coaches from our 20 varsity sports, clubs and organizations, current students, and even tour our beautiful Bristol campus.

Friday, November 1st is our first of two early action application deadlines. If you will not be able to make our Early Action 1 deadline by Friday; please make sure to apply by Friday, November 15th for our Early Action 2 deadline.

I am excited about leaving the road to start reading applications from students I have had the opportunity to meet while on the road. If you have any questions about our application deadlines or requirements please feel free to contact our Undergraduate Admissions office at 800-458-7144 or email us at




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RWU and Beyond

We hope you have had a chance to meet one of our Admission Counselors on the road this Fall. If you haven’t please refer to our website at under Admissions, click on RWU on the road. We list by State and Country our high schools visit lists and college fairs. If you don’t see your high school listed or college fair near you call our office and we will be able to tell you if and when we will be in your area. We offer tours 3x a day, Monday through Friday and 2x on Saturday. Just call our office to schedule your visit or register online for a tour and information session. We have two remaining OPEN HOUSES this Fall scheduled for October 20th and November 3rd. Our campus could not be more beautiful this time of year which is surrounded by two bays of the Atlantic Ocean in the historic village of Bristol, RI. The Fall foliage is at its peak right now so come and enjoy our campus, meet our faculty, students and staff. While traveling to RWU or just if you are interested in knowing what our State has to offer please enjoy the suggested tour listed below which was developed by, Eric Schmigle, a member of our Admission staff. We look forward to meeting all of you and sharing with you what RWU has to offer…..

If you will be visiting RWU’s campus we highly recommend you visit the historic downtown of Bristol. Roger Williams University is located only a few minutes away and you will be pleasantly surprised of what Bristol has to offer. Visit Historic Bristol to learn more about one of New England’s hidden treasures.

If you cannot get enough of the beautiful coastline of Rhode Island we suggest traveling only 30 minutes up the road to Newport, RI . Newport has its own feel with fine dining, shopping on Thames Street and scenic walking tours of historic mansions. If you feel adventurous you can always make reservations on one of the many sailboats that offer tours of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. Weather and season permitting.

Lastly, when leaving RI and if time allows visit Providence, RI. It has its own shopping Mall at Providence Place which is a 3 level upscale shopping center, visit Thayer Street, Federal Hill for Italian food and WaterFire which is a must when visiting RI.

PS. Use our campus visit page to sign up for a student guided campus tour!!
Our website is: . Should you wish to contact us, please call 1(401)254-3500.

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Fall 2013 Updates!

Come to us or we’ll come to you!  Our first open house of the season is coming up quickly on Sunday, September 29th 1:00pm- 5:00pm so don’t forget to register!  Our Admissions team as well as several faculty and staff members, coaches and students from the RWU community will be attending and available to answer your questions.  It’s also a great opportunity to hear from President Farish, tour the beautiful waterfront campus and attend one of our information sessions.  Additional open house events will be taking place on October 20th and November 3rd so sign up today!

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